All three of our stands come with the anchors you need. You may want extra, alternate, or replacement anchors. Here is where you order them. All of our anchors are suitable for general ground anchoring purposes, whether using our stands or not. All are far more robust than common tarp and tent stakes.
Ground anchors are a measure of last resort. It is nearly always preferable to use features on site, such as the bases of woody shrubs, heavy picnic tables, door hinge pins, driftwood, etc. For ground anchors, the best choice depends on the firmness or composition of the soil.
For soft to medium soils, the large Orange Screw is fantastic. They are made in the USA of recycled polycarbonate and incredibly durable. The manufacturer warrants them for life.
For medium to hard soils we offer Tensa Boomstakes. These are two-part anchors with a nearly indestructible 8mm solid titanium spike and a reinforced 7000-series aluminum boom tube to substantially increase the holding power in softer ground, redirecting the pulling vector to a point underground so they work somewhat like ground hooks. The boom is unnecessary in very hard ground. They can be pounded into ground too hard for screw anchors, such as at many developed camping sites. They are also lighter and more compact than Orange Screws, a good hiker’s choice. See the Boomstake instruction sheet for detail.
Our lightest anchor is the Peggy Peg. It is similar in design to the Orange Screw, but marginally longer, and half the weight, may cut through harder ground better, and has smart ribs on the upper part of the shaft to secure guylines at ground level when the screw can’t be sunk fully into the ground. It does require a 17mm wrench to insert. Any 17mm wrench will do, but we offer a very light and compact version. Only one wrench is needed for any number of Peggy Pegs, another part of the weight saving when carrying several pegs.
For heavier hangers in softer ground, use three or four anchors per hammock end (Solo and Trekking Treez) instead of the usual two. The other option is to get creative with, for example, climbing nuts and dead-man’s anchors from bags filled with the loose earth. Creativity can make granite slabs, gravel bars, and sugar sand hammock friendly.